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1955 Register Batting Leaders

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Batting Leaders
Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev BA Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1Tom Jordan35ARTLONGC.40713654322169228.696378
2Ike Palmer31PLVWTNMB.40614056222846439.710399
3Neb Wilson32CRVALFLD.40311740216223632.729293
4Jodie Beeler34PLV,PTA,GALWTNM,BSTLB.401511927713124.854164
5Glenn Burns26MDLLONGC.40013249219736334.693341
6Richard LaFaive20SNDGASLD.398NYG44191761345.586112
7Paul Mohr23AMAWTNMB.3958932913026427.745245
8Hillis Layne37LEWNORWB.3911063791483305.517196
9Fran Boniar22HRN,BAKPONY,CALLD,C.390BRO13451820237420.593307
10Paul Owens31OLEPONYD.3871264571773069.538246
11Andre Rodgers20SCLNORLC.387NYG12345217528728.666301
12Russ Nixon20KEKIIILB.385CLE943581382925.520186
13Robert Pascal25ABLWTNMB.38312448318544017.580280
14Paul Flores25CVSWTNMB.37913752219836425.607317
15Grady Chavis21JOHAPPYD.377STL10935013215103.503176
16Richard Drain22SAALONGC.3778831611912411.544172
17Len VanDeHey23TXCBSTLB.377135573517101195331289264129.417.534.9512762211
18Bob Duretto27WEN,SLENORW,PCLB,Opn.3751274634610173286272020.378.6381.0162940000
19Roberto Fernandez27LUBWTNMB.37513557321549423.595341
20Billy Girdley21EUG,PORNORW,PCLB,Opn.375351121122427411000.375.536.911600000
21Elias Osorio24SAA,GLMLONG,AZMXC.375139523196321035.675353
22Thurman Tucker37CRLLONGC.3751143951482538.514203
23Jim Kirby32PTABSTLB.37312755848310718025617100236617.449.5551.004268414
24Tommy O'Brien36ORLFLORD.373WSH5510238325.58860
25Zeke Bella24BNGELA.371NYY10937213824710.554206
26Bob DiPietro27SFRPCLOpn.37164258221368218263923417.455.5521.0071227111
27Gerry MacKay24ELPWTNMB.371140560208361017.563315
28Bobby Smith21FRE,CBSCALL,SALLC,A.370STL142557206261618.571318
29Al Gionfriddo33VISCALLC.3681445381984328.500269
30Mauro Ramirez25NOG,DURAZMX,CMXLC.3683714453715.53577
31Charles Williams27NVLSOUAAA.368CIN14157321144510.515295
32Luis Zayas17NOG,MXDAZMX,MEXC,AA.3688417163629.585100
33Joe Fortin32PAMWTNMB.36713754019831341.663358
34Taffy Wright43AMA,BMT,PTAWTNM,TL,BSTLAA,B.367MLN14953250737186331231401187.389.572.961290232
35Donald Stokes33PLVWTNMB.36613857120950225.592338
36Orlando Cepeda17KOK,SALMSOH,APPYD.36411850046783170293229152561.399.580.979271413
37Herb Mancini27WLHAPPYD.364KCA81253921722.470119
38Rocky Nelson30MTLILAAA.364BRO154642506118184362371301111836.488.6621.1503351107
39Elmer Valo34KC1ALMLB.364KCA11233828350103174337535218.460.484.94413750122
40Jim Davenport21ELDCSTLC.363NYG1054844051021472961776166850.454.5901.044239263
41Jim Lynn21DBQMSOHD.363CHW126577496121180361119121287043.441.5951.036295416
42Muscle Shoals38KPTAPPYD.36212643115624233.657283
43Nap Gulley30SPONORWB.36112747917326218.537257
44Cob Jarvis22SPBTRISB.361CLE11743515726145.520226
45Moises Camacho22MXL,PEOAZMX,IIILC,B.360STL126500180401219.602301
46Juan Arias22NOGAZMXC.3591214981792824.448223
47Edward Herstek19MYFKITLD.359NYG10740714636714.585238
48Don Newcombe29BRONLMLB.359BRO5712511718429172310618.395.6321.0287411100
49Ernesto Garcia21CEA,MXDAZMX,MEXC,AA.35811436012923319.597215
50Perry Roberts30WPBFLORD.358MLN72285102131011.589168
51Thomas Agosta21SLM,SACNORW,PCLB,Opn.3571324844840173241850000.357.512.8702480000
52Gene Corso23PHXAZMXC.357BAL43171611049.620106
53Bordie Waddle27RKHTRISB.357WSH1154141482945.483200
54Bob Hale21YOR,BALPIED,ALB,MLB.356BAL128469430711531913894022628.388.516.90422262290
55Ted Williams36BOSALMLB.356BOS98417320771142132883209124.496.7031.200225820417
56Carroll Gholson22CRLLONGC.355126487173211631.655319
57James Keating33STKCALLC.3558130410822416.612186
58Everett Robinson38BDOAZMXC.35512041414732212.529219
59Roberto Vea21CEAAZMXC.355123533189361025.600320
60Wayne Wallace27JOHAPPYD.355STL116422150351121.640270
61James Moore29CLYEVANC.35413952318534725.589308
62Benny Valenzuela22FRECALLC.354STL147591209321911.528312
63Jim Bawcom23ARTLONGC.3531355151822296.466240
64Julian De la Torre28HOB,AUSLONG,BSTLC,B.3521073863113628214.544210
65Edd Hartness37SBKPROVC.352CLE67210742202.486102
66Eddie Locke32ART,AMALONG,WTNMC,B.35210331010923816.632196
67Charlie Randall18BDFPONYD.351PHI75282991868.543153
68Pedro Alomar25WVLPONYD.350MLN10744015425511.505222
69Len Attyd30AMA,SACWTNM,PCLB,Opn.3501144544540159283190000.350.551.9012500000
70Lou Clinton17BLD,GBOAPPY,CARLD,B.350BOS9335412416520.593210
71Sam Hairston35CSPWLA.350CHW14261854610719138469126539.417.467.884255115
72Paul Halter33PAMWTNMB.35013854919236137.621341
73Johnny Lucadello36PTABSTLB.3501315644546915936299429330.452.498.9502261412
74Ed Lyons32HAMPONYD.350STL11438913634017.568221
75Gabby Williams32LEWNORWB.3509233111621115.556184
76Warren Wilson23BRUGAFLD.349PIT140628502125175268397219938.459.450.9092269117
77Jimmie Cantrell22DOTALFLD.348STL11647116426413.503237
78Arnie Hallgren22BOIPIONC.348MLN1325974911131713791913999688.448.5761.024283019
79Lou Skizas23DENAAAAA.348NYY11242637669131192219933732.401.577.9782179229
80Bill Lynn26ALXEVANC.3471325651963165.450254
81Jim Mangan25ELP,HOLWTNM,PCLB,Opn.347PIT9032431441092321240411.358.548.9061722231
82Jess Duran22PCTPIONC.3461326174711261633812211081313684.492.6111.103288415
83Orlando Leroux26HGRPIEDB.346WSH85303260449019595023544.429.562.991146503
84Sonny Piver21SLSCALLC.346PIT14557019734177.502286
85Russ Rosburg25MOD,SACCALL,PCLC,Opn.346NYY1385385373186413343111.348.624.9713351000
86Bob Skinner23NORSOUAAA.346PIT863211112468.533171
87Eddie Bockman34ABQWTNMB.34513950417436622.571288
88Hal Gordon23SMN,LNCSOSL,PIEDD,B.345KCA1294781652265.446213
89Dewey Helbig22TRINORWB.3451204351503459.508221
90Don LeJohn21GRFPIONC.345BRO133601458110158291712991713551.491.5611.052257206
91Neal Cobb28CRVALFLD.3441063841322527.474182
92Gordy Coleman20KEK,INAIIIL,AAB,AAA.344CLE9741814424216.517216
93Claudio Solano29CEAAZMXC.34413656419426336.592334
94Pete Hernandez25VIS,BMT,SFRCALL,TL,PCLC,AA,Opn.343MLN61142140148140040013.348.443.790620010
95George Matile25EUGNORWB.3431003091061441.424131
96Johnny Pesky36DENAAAAA.343NYY661691373247721182269.446.445.892613213
97Wallace Rushing26SLC,REIPION,CARLC,B.343PHI11446739467135243107036352.429.495.924195217
98Ed White29MEM,CHASOUA,ALAA,MLB.343CHW155563562019332111700011.345.530.87529800000
99Ed Allen21AVLTRISB.342BRO11542414528104.483205
100Lou Klein36LFYEVANC.342CHC11235712224323.619221

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